Showing posts from February, 2010

The Boss

Bruce Springsteen
So many records to paint, so many other projects on the go...

People in my neighbourhood

I love people watching. While I was doing the dishes today I saw a guy pushing a huge amp down the middle of the street with a guitar on his back. He stopped to take a break and some guys started chatting with him and they all had a smoke.
I can't help but wonder what sort of gig he was going to, on foot, on a Saturday afternoon.

These are the people in my neighbourhood.

In other news, Chris and I have finally come up with a name for our apartment. From now on it will be known as the Turquoise Tile Atelier or the TTA for short.

Another Neil

My first Neil Young wasn't scruffy enough for some people's tastes.

Light of My Life

Inspired by the tutorial on Design*Sponge, I made Chris a little Valentines gift with a steampunk twist.

Baby, you can turn me on...
Also on Instructables

Wintery fun

Winterlude kicked off today with fireworks and the usual NCC pomp and ceremony. Chris and I went down to Confederation Park to check out the ice sculptures after work.

Spins & Needles had a awesome tree cozy installation set up in the park. 

I also loved the "urban art" sculptures made from trash.


Nirvana's Nevermind cover baby
I can't wait until we have the apartment all set up. Painting records with the furniture in flux has been a real challenge.
That being said, I'm really happy with how this one turned out even if it took me much longer than I expected.

Grey skies and rainbows

We painted the living room this weekend. I was really worried when the colour was going up on the walls because it looked so dark, but it lightened up a lot as it dried and I'm very happy with it now.

When putting my records back into our expedit, I decided to organize them by colour.

Some people don't like the recent trend of bookshelves arranged by colour, but  I rather like the look of it. Since these are the records I paint on and not the ones I would like to listen to, I don't need to worry about finding a specific one. Besides, Tavi likes things sorted by colour and that 13 year old is way cooler than I'll ever be.

Guest posting on My Disguises

Manny of asked me to post about some of my favourite costumes. You can check out my first guest post here.

If your looking for all my posts about costumes on this blog, you can find them here.

More pop bottle magic

The pop bottles I had been saving up to make something like this, this or even this, all got tossed in the recycling bin when we moved.

I think I might need to start collecting them again so I can make some pretty vases like this one.

Full instructions via re-nest